Darren Major

CBC journalist

Darren Major can be reached via email darren.major@cbc.ca or by tweeting him @DMajJourno.

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Racist slurs directed at Green Party leadership candidates during virtual town hall

Two Green Party leadership candidates were the targets of racist slurs during an all-candidates virtual town hall hosted by the party on Tuesday night.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney accuses feds of getting in the way of fixing contact tracing app

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is accusing the federal government of preventing tech companies like Google and Apple from working with provinces to improve their contact tracing apps.

MPs grill grocery store execs over pandemic pay cancellations

Executives of Loblaws, Metro and Empire Company faced tough questions during a virtual meeting of the House of Commons industry committee. over their decision to cancel a $2-an-hour pay bump they put in place in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airlines and aerospace firms call for aid package to help them recover from pandemic

Organizations representing a large portion of Canada's aerospace manufacturing and service industry are calling on the federal government to implement a sector-specific strategy that would include a financial aid package to help the industry recover from the pandemic.

Trudeau says cabinet will look at policies to address systemic racism

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his cabinet has drafted a summer work plan that will look at policies to address systemic racism in Canada — including racism in policing and the justice system.

Singh says Rideau Hall incident would have ended differently if suspect was person of colour

Corey Hurren, 46, was charged with 22 criminal charges on Friday, a day after he allegedly drove a truck onto the official residence grounds and set out on foot toward the prime minister's home.

Brewery received licence to make hand sanitizer the same day PM held photo op

An Ottawa brewery praised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for making hand sanitizer during the pandemic was given a licence to do so on the same day Trudeau visited for a photo op.

Officials try to head off Cornwall, Ont., coronavirus concerns

Federal and provincial public health officials spoke in Cornwall, Ont., on Monday in an attempt to quell any concerns about the use of a local facility as a quarantine zone.

Scrapping Ontario's pot shop cap too late for would-be owner

An Ottawa woman who wanted to open a rural cannabis shop before a now-reversed rule change says she's been turned off the industry by the province's regulations.

Farmers eager to get harvest back on track

Grain farmers in eastern Ontario and western Quebec say they're relieved the week-long CN Rail strike has come to an end, and are hoping to resume the harvest as soon as they're resupplied with the propane they need to dry their crops.

Ottawa woman attacked at resort in Mexico

An Ottawa woman was attacked and beaten at a resort in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula while she was on vacation, her family says.

Monument to 'victims of abortion' erected at Belleville cemetery

The Belleville, Ont., chapter of the Knights of Columbus has erected a monument "in memory of all victims of abortion" at a local cemetery.

LRT site provides latest updates with a wink and a smile

Ottawa software developer Justin Kelly says he created Occasional Transport to keep riders informed of delays while providing them with a bit of entertainment to "let off the steam" while they wait.

Fury owners blame 'politics' for decision to suspend operations

The owners of the Ottawa Fury say the club team failed to obtain sanctioning from governing bodies that oversee the United Soccer League (USL).

Dismal season a 'major test' for Redblacks fans

After seeing their team advance to three of the last four Grey Cups, 2019 wasn't the kind of season Ottawa Redblacks fans have grown used to.

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